MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2005: another highlight for me at the GABF. Poured black with a huge brown head. Surprisingly hoppy, grassy aroma This is a hoppy, chocolatey rich porter. Very full body. Really nice.
Wolfenstein (96) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 A great beer. When I poured it I tried to look through it with some light. No way. This one is thick, Rich brown head and a roasty taste. Flavorful and rich on the palate. Aftesrtaste was a smoothe sweet coffee. Drunk all 4 and got drunk!
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Nice foam at the top. Roasted chocolate, coffee and dark fruits are in the aroma along with toffee. Smooth taste which is layered well. Some suggestions of butterscotch come into play. Really enjoyable Porter I must say.
GonZoBeeR (2937) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Rastacouere to give me this botle..
Aroma:rosted malt,light chocolate, small smoked aroma.....
Appearance:very dark good tan head...
Flavor:creamy,chocolate and strong rosted malt flavor,small fruit flavor...
This is a good beer not only because my nick name is on....
Palidor19 (2989) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great tribute to the Great Hunter S thomspon.
The taste is rich with strong malt and flavors of coffee which a mild hint of pine. Porters like this dont come along every day, enjoy if you can find it.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
real good porter - Complex taste with a nice kick - a nine and a half percent kick. Good - but not abig porter fan
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12z tasted 9/28 Blake St. Tavern, Denver. Malty, Fruity nose. Raspberry, strawberry. Also alcoholic in the nose. Reddish hue with a tan head. Roasted malts and anise, chocolate, burnt coffee, raisins, and a slight sherry flavor. Dry with a good hop finish. Very well-balanced brew.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Tasted during trip to California. A nice black colour with a rocky and lance head. Nice Aroma of chocolate and toasted barley. A very smooth and tasty beer. The flavour has hints of sourness, roasted barley and coffee. Ends up warm and deliceous.
Bov (9717) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, thanks to Per - It has a very dark brown, well almost black colour; the foam is solid, creamy and slightly brown-tainted, leaving a nice lacing; powerful aroma of dark cherries and prune with some notes of cocoa and alcohol, a strong spicy aroma (ginger and anise) comes out as the beer gets warmer; very creamy mouthfeel, thick and oily, a robust malt body and an impressive bitterness; dry, long and very bitter, spicy finish, and now the fruity tones are staying in the background - very good though not quite true to the style (to say the least)
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: huge, brown, foaming froth; outrageously black and the aromas quickly fill the room while the thick foam settles into a quarter inch persistent layer…Crisp pine needles arose thoughts of a fresh grove of pine trees dusted with a virgin snow. Roasted vanilla beans, fresh hop flowers, honey suckle flowers, and the most amazing pine. What an aroma! The flavour and palate seem dull compared with such an aroma…though there are great roasted components; a sharp acidity kicks in on the back of the tongue and makes the finish harsh. Rich, almost chocolatly, characteristics linger around the mouth and leave an astringent bitterness on the tongue. A nice beer with a stellar aroma.